The Problem With Using Matthew 18 as a Passage on Church Discipline

I am a Christian of the American Evangelical stripe. I have been in these churches for my entire life. If you have lived in the American South, then you know what this means. If you live somewhere else, you might not know what that means, so here is a definition from a Christianity Today article…

Healing the Man Born Blind Explained

This post is the fourth in a series that explains the seven signs in the gospel of John. In the gospel of John, there are seven signs of Jesus: Changing water into wine at the wedding at Cana (John 2:1-11); Healing the royal official’s son (John 4:46-54); Healing the paralyzed man at the pool of…

Evidence of Noah Outside of the Bible

Noah is one of the most famous people in the Bible. He is famous for building the ark and surviving the flood. But what happened afterwards? Surprisingly, we have some rather good evidence for what happened to him, and it is not from the Bible. This post is here to explain where the actual evidence…

The Feeding of the Five Thousand and Walking on Water Explained

This post is the third in a series that explains the seven signs in the gospel of John. This one is about the feeding of the five thousand. Important in this series is the difference between a sign and a miracle. See this previous post to understand that difference. To summarize, a “sign” is something…

Healing at the Pool of Bethesda Explained

This post is the second in a series. We are explaining the seven signs in the gospel of John. This one explains the healing at the pool of Bethesda. Previous, I explained what a “sign” is and what the difference is between “sign” and “miracle.” I then explained how turning water into wine and healing…

The Wedding at Cana Explained

While Jesus does many “miracles” in the gospels, the gospel of John is different. Jesus doesn’t do “miracles.” Instead, he does seven SIGNS. You can see many articles like the one at this link that describe what the seven signs are. But here’s the list that is commonly given: Changing water into wine at the…

The Next Phase of the Pro-Life Struggle

If the leaked draft opinion from the Supreme Court holds true, states will soon have the ability to outlaw abortions through their state legislatures. When that happens, the pro-life movement will enter a new phase. Now that legislatures have the power to outlaw abortion, the question is how this will be done. Who should be…

The Problem With the “Woke Church” Debate by The Gospel Coalition

The Gospel Coalition recently began a series of videos in which they have debates between two people on important cultural issues. The first issue was on “gun control.” The second was on the idea of a “Woke” church. I’d like to talk about the second one. The introduction to the debate on “woke church” was…

A Funny Thing About the Constellation of Virgo

If you look East in the springtime, between sundown and around nine o’clock in the evening, you will see a constellation rising over the horizon. That constellation is Virgo. As the year progresses, Virgo will be further and further west at sundown, traveling along the ecliptic, as Virgo is one of the 12 Zodiac signs…